Saturday, April 12, 2008

you just know I'm never gonna shut up about this

Lock up your brains, Seattle, the zombies are coming to town!

After spending the morning pacing incessantly while waiting for the box office to open, trying to ignore the knots in my stomach, I am chuffed to report that I have successfully scored seats to
the Radiohead concert in Washington.

We're back in the second last row of section 208, so will need to pack kleenexes for the inevitable nosebleeds, but there are big-assed screens on both sides of the stage so I will be able to melt with each twitch of Thom's furry little face. He still owes me a cheese platter.

And because I am such a nice person, I will share my winning strategy with those of you who don't have access to massive ticket procuring software. I had both computers set up, one logged into Ticketmaster, the other to Live Nation. I started refreshing the pages about 2 minutes before the box offices were scheduled to open.

Ticketmaster opened first. I immediately hit find tickets, saw they were in the 200 level and pressed buy and knew I then had 2.5 minutes. Then I turned to the other computer, on which Live Nation had now opened and hit find tickets, saw that they were lawn level, so ignored them and concentrated on not somehow fucking up the word verification on ticketmaster.

It was stressful, let me tell you. World peace was dependent upon my typing abilities.

And of course, you know the happy outcome. I've been strutting around the house like a big
swinging dick ever since.

And you thought I was obnoxious before.

22 comments:

kelly said...

i just heard Seattle city council cancelled them

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's a good thing they're playing in Auburn then, Kelly. Ya smart ass!

Captain Karen said...

Ha ha. Kelly's a jackass :) just teasing. So glad you scored some tix Barb!!! Woo hoo! Awesome possum! And who cares if you're in the nosebleeds? You're going to be in the same venue as your beloved Thom. What could be better? Ok, perhaps being on stage with him would be, but that's not about to happen right? Congrats!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm glad you got tix but the image of you with a swinging dick may not go quietly from my mind. Thanks for scarring me.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

very awesome indeed.

let me know if you want any seattle tips...

URBAN BLONDE said...

Yay Zombie score!

Barb thank you for the mental image of the big swinging dick, I nearly spewed my wine across the room laughing.

After the shitty day I had in this HOUSE I could have used one of those to smack some sense into a few people around here.

kelly said...

damn i shoulda looked closer before i tried to panic you

its ok Karen I hear that a lot

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Awesome possum indeed, Karen! Yeah, I would have taken lawn seats and been damned happy to have them, if it meant breathing the same air as Radiohead.
I'm thinking though that they really need to invite me onstage to sing Let Down. I've been practising.

My job here is done then, Dr M. Scars R Us.

I would welcome any Seattle tips, 668. I have a few ideas, but am really just starting to collect info and tips, so thanks, yes please.

Now it's me who is spewing wine, through my nose yet, with the image of you smacking your family with a big swinging dick, UB! The mind boggles.

People have called you that before, Kelly? Hard to believe.

John Mutford said...

AWESOME!

phlegmfatale said...

Rock ON! Well done! I knew you could do it. Be sure to cock a snot in the direction of the Fluevog store for me when you're in Seattle!

Gifted Typist said...

I guess that would be post-presale-success.

Congrats.

Remember tip your head back for the nose bleeds and bring supplemental oxygen supplies.

Gifted Typist said...

or perhaps it's post-presale-failure-success

or perhaps I should just go to bed now.

Night!

Allison said...

Woot! *handclaps* Huzzah! *handclaps*

Well done, you. :)

Captain Karen said...

Just had a thought Barb. Seeing as how Radiohead is all about the environmentally friendly travel etc...how are you going to get there????? Perhaps if your plans are as eco-friendly as theirs, we can start a letter writing campaign letting them know and that they should reward you by letting you sing that song!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

My sentiments exactly, John!

That's the shoe store that you love, isn't it, Phlegmfatale? I shall certainly check into that, as we are going to be spending a few days.

Oh yes, I shall be bringing mountain climbing gear, Gifted. Perhaps I could just borrow yours?

Thank you, Al! *bows* Thank you very much!

hahaha, firstly nobody is going to want to hear me sing Let Down, Karen, trust me. I'd get egged.
And no I'm afraid we're not travelling by dog sled or solar bike or anything. We're flying. And not only that, we have to rent a car as the concert is 35 miles out of town. We were trying to carpool with another group but the numbers are off and our schedules don't jive, so. But in my defence I will say that at least we aren't flying from Japan and following them around the world.

mister anchovy said...

Good for you - enjoy the show. These days, my taste in music is somewhere off to the side of the path, and so I find I don't have problems getting tickets for shows anymore. Back when I was a teenager, I lined up overnight to get tickets for a Bob Dylan show, and the best we could get, being 5th in line and all, was middle of the hall. There was something way way wrong with that picture, and I was so pissed! Since then, the only time I've really made an effort to get the best seats was for Ornette Coleman at Massey Hall a year or two back. I managed to get on-line just when they opened it up and got tickets right close to the front (it was amazing to see Mr. Coleman live too!)

Stephanie said...

See you there dude!

justacoolcat said...

Excellent strategy and congratulations!!!!!

I can't wait for the pirated videos.

kelly said...

yeah i find it hard to believe to Barb

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I often go to concerts that not too many other people attend, Mr Anchovy. It's only for a band like Radiohead that I will break my no-stadium rule.
I can't for the life of me figure out how us normals always get stuck with the lousy tickets (especially after waiting in line all night).
It's great that you got up close and personal with Ornette Coleman!

You can count on it, Stephanie!

Thanks, JustA! The pirated videos though will have to come from someone else, as a) I am the world's shittiest photographer and b) I haven't the proper equipment for such. I'm sure others will though.

You are so innocent, Kelly.

BeckEye said...

Yay, you!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I wonder if Thom is as happy as I am, Beckeye?